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Casa do Cais

Monte, Portugal
Entire cottage hosted by Roger
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available, and you can rent boats with or without skipper.

The space
We are also positioned in a UNESCO protected area, right at the starting point of a popular hiking trail that meanders through a UNESCO designated, historic, rock-walled, Verdelho grape growing area.

For the more adventurous, the imposing Pico Mountain, the highest in Portugal at 2,351 meters, offers climbers the opportunity to climb a classic volcanic 'cone' and from the summit have the unsurpassed view of the entire central group of islands.

Pico also signifies the epic nature of whale-hunting. Nowadays this has evolved into the chance to observe these giants of the sea, to follow swiftly moving dolphins and appreciate the peaceful life of the many whale species that frequent the island waters.

After an active day of whale watching, mountain climbing, hiking, diving or just relaxing at the ocean side, be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks or the eerie sound of Cory´s shearwater (the local "Cagarros") moving ghostly through the dark sky.

Guest access
The main town of Madalena is just 8 kilometers away, where 2 supermarkets, museums, restaurants, bars and local shops can be found.

Licence number
833/2016
You couldn't be closer to the water's edge in our self-catering suite at the head of a slipway and old historic port. Whether your choice is bathing in the warm, clear, Gulf Stream waters, fishing, diving or boating, it is all available, and you can rent boats with or without skipper.

The space
We are also positioned in a UNESCO protected area, right at the starting point of a popular hiking trail that meanders through a UNESCO designated, historic, rock-walled, Verdelho grape growing area.

For the more adventurous, the imposing Pico Mountain, the highest in Portugal at 2,351 meters, offe…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
First aid kit
Washing machine
Cot
Essentials
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Monte, Portugal

This is the only house that is permanently inhabited in the harbour, a safe haven with unequaled peace.
A little coffee shop/mini market is located 1,2 km away.

Peter Café Sport
9.1km
Mount Pico
12.3km

Hosted by Roger

Joined in April 2015
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I was born on Faial Island in 1977, where I grew up with a deep passion for the ocean. I started fishing at a young age, gaining experience in many traditional fishing activities, from small wooden boats to the bigger tuna fishing vessels. Also freediving and sustainable spearfishing became popular activities. Nine years ago I moved From Faial to Pico Island , leaving my desk job at the local goverment, and iniciating my adventure to try to live my dream. I started to work as a skipper for a local whale watching and dolphin swimming organisation and diving school. Here I had the opportunity to participate in the training of “shark diving guide” with Dr. Eric Ritter and a Wild Whale and Dolphin workshop with Dr. Ingrid Visser. At the same time I worked a part-time contract with the fisheries program at the University of the Azores as a sampler at the fish auction, gaining knowledge of all fishing activities conducted around the islands. I completed the course “Maritime Tour Operator” at the University of the Azores, where I obtained Portugal’s highest qualification of “Patrão de Alto Mar” (freely translated as Ocean Skipper) and "Dive Master", which includes subjects as meteorology, oceanography, legislation, safety, basic life support and others. My experiences and passion for the ocean led me to buy my own fishing boat to earn my living. And I decided to initiate a project allowing visitors to the Azores to join in a traditional fishing activity, to have a unique experience learning about the ocean and Azorean traditions. I now also have the opportunity to receive visitors at my “Casa do Cais,Casa do Guardião and Deck”, my ocean house and tourism places, where people have a wonderful base for a fantastic holiday right on the ocean front. Be welcome please and make yourself at home!
I was born on Faial Island in 1977, where I grew up with a deep passion for the ocean. I started fishing at a young age, gaining experience in many traditional fishing activities,…
During your stay
The owner is a fisherman, so you can order fresh fish. It is also possible to provide eggs, fresh raw milk and cheese if asked a day in advance.
  • Policy number: 833/2016
  • Languages: English, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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